Nigeria midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has been hailed by Leicester City manager Claude Puel as one of the best players in the team amid speculations that Liverpool are lining up a move for the player.
Speaking with reporters ahead of Saturday’s visit of Bournemouth in the Premier League, Puel said he’s happy with the recent doubts regarding Ndidi’s future because it shows the midfielder is getting the job done.
The Frenchman said interest in the midfielder is a testament to how much he has come on since joining Leicester in a £15m deal from Belgian side Genk a little over a year ago.
“We spoke about Wilfred, the other week it was about [Harry] Maguire and last week it was another. Every week it is a different player,” Puel said.
“I think it is a good feeling – also because if there is speculation around a player I think all of this shows they have progressed in the team.
“They [all] have to continue to work with us, and of course I am happy about [speculation regarding] Wilfred, Harry, Riyad [Mahrez], and Jamie [Vardy].
“I think it is also a good thing to have players of this quality in the interests of the team.”
Former champions Leicester presently sit eighth on the log, one point behind Burnley in the European places.